Under the direction of Helen Toomer, PULSE New York brought more single-artist and focused booths to the floor than ever.  To be fair, after hopping from Frieze Art Fair to New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) to Cutlog, the busyness of PULSE was assuaged if only by the cohesiveness of the contemporary art collections. 

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Appropriation and culture-remixed emerged as reoccurring themes during Frieze Art Fair week in NY, which last weekend, catapulted a constellation of fairs and exhibitions throughout the city.  A non-descript booth at Contemporary Art Fair, for one, was multi-media artist Ramon Silva’s private time capsule where he channeled himself as Carlo Mollino – one of the most inspired architects and designers of the mid-20th Century.

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There’s beauty in the normalcy of things.  Meeting artist Hugo McCloud on a rainy night in Chelsea would have been a routine encounter, if it weren’t for the series of wondrous happenings that have since catapulted his journey.  On the heels of exhibitions at MoCADA, Brooklyn, and Luce Gallery in Torino, Italy, McCloud unveils Put in Place - a new body of work from his block printing series at Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York. 

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Merging the inspirational community with the conference room, 80 chapters of CreativeMornings around the world address one topic every month.  On May 9 at 8:30 a.m., downtown contemporary art gallery, PRIMARY will take on “Freedom” in a 20-minute talk with prolific artist Asif Farooq. 

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Michael Vasquez knows about boundaries. Forever enamored by the rawness of gang culture, his figurative style explores themes of hierarchy, territory and belonging through painting and installation. 

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